San Antonio – Trinity's 16th-ranked women's soccer team secured the 2018 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship with a 1-0 win over Southwestern (TX) University on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers controlled the action for much of the game, holding the Pirates to just three total shots in the game – none of which were on target.
For their part, Southwestern held Trinity to just 16 shots and recorded six saves to hold the Tigers to just the one score.
Trinity won its 10th consecutive SCAC Championship and improved to 16-1-1 this season, while Southwestern fell to 11-6-0 overall.
The conference crown is the 23rd overall championship for the Tiger women's soccer program, and Trinity has won nine consecutive SCAC Tournament titles.
Chelsea Cole scored her league-leading 22nd goal this season and her seventh game-winning goal, earning SCAC Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player honors.
Lindsey Peng picked up her ninth assist of the year to tie Cole and Kaity Ward for the team lead in that category. Peng and the Tiger defense also recorded two shutouts and yielded just six total shots in two tournament games. She was named the SCAC Tournament Defensive Most Valuable Player for her efforts.
The shutout was the 16th overall clean sheet for Trinity this season, as well as the fifth solo shutout for Tiger goalkeeper Paige Wallace.
Trinity secured the SCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs and will await the official selections from the NCAA on Monday.